Dr Miranda Robbins

Interests

The Zlatic Lab is interested in identifying the neural circuits required for behaviour. My work in the group aims to identify the mechanisms of long-term memory formation. For this work I use 2-photon microscopy with holography for single-cell optogenetic stimulation to perform olfactory associative learning. Following this, we employ electron microscopy and computational network reconstruction. We use Drosophila larvae as a model due to their small number of neurons, transparent skin, and ability to introduce a large number of transgenes.

Research Focus

Keywords

memory

learning

networks

plasticity

Drosophila larvae

Clinical conditions

learning or memory related

No direct clinical relevance

Equipment

2-photon microscopy with holography

Behavioural analysis

Calcium imaging

Electron Microscopy

Fluorescence microscopy

Collaborators

No collaborators listed

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